By Nathan Pfau, Army Flier Staff WriterJanuary 19, 2017
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Many people consider laughter as the best medicine, and people can start their new year off by tickling their funny bone at an upcoming Fort Rucker event.
The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's ever-popular Comedy Live show returns to The Landing Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. where people can yuck it up with a night of fun and laughter, according to Aida Stallings, Fort Rucker special events coordinator.
The show will feature an opening act by Caleb Garrett, followed by headliner Mike Paramore. Both comedians have the comedy chops to keep people in stitches throughout the night, said Stallings.
Garrett began his comedic career two years ago at open mic nights in Tuscaloosa and has performed at numerous venues throughout the southeast, said Stallings. He's helped support and grow Tuscaloosa's official comedy scene, and has opened for Southern Mama at the Bama Theater in Tuscaloosa.
Paramore's comedic style comes from his natural ability to infuse everyday situations with energetic, uplifting humor, according to his website, www.mikeparamore.com. He's opened for comedians such as Damon Wayans, Jon Lovitz and Jay Pharoah. He was also a finalist in the 2014 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, winner of the 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival, winner of the 2016 Laughing Devil Festival in New York City and was also a featured comedian on Fox's hit show, "Laughs."
Stallings said people can come out and enjoy a night of clean, funny comedy, and with nearly 20 comedy shows under DFMWR's belt, people won't be disappointed.
Advanced tickets can be purchased at the discounted price of $12 until Jan. 26 at The Landing, MWR Central, and Coffee Zones in Bldg. 5700 and Lyster Army Health Clinic. After Jan. 26, the price for tickets will increase to $16. People also have the option to purchase a VIP table near the stage for $150, which can seat a group of 10. The show is open to the public and is intended for audiences ages 18 and older.
For more information, call 255-9810.